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Tomato-Cucumber Mozzarella Salad

I used fresh mozzarella for the first time last year and loved it. I wanted to incorporate it into as many dishes as possible and came up with this tomato cucumber basil salad. It has quickly become a mainstay at my house. —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 12 pitted Greek olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper, onions, olives, parsley and basil. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegars, sugar, salt, oregano and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Just before serving, toss in cheese. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 160 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Patrisha11
    Feb 26, 2018

    I used grape tomatoes instead because it was quicker to cut up. I omitted the olives just to make it more like a caprese salad. I will try sometime with the greek olives. Excellent salad. Dinner friends loved it!

  • kmpatch
    Aug 20, 2017

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  • Aula
    Aug 21, 2016

    Delicious salad. I use cherry or grape tomatoes as they are easier to cut up. Will make this often!

  • Loiscooks
    May 31, 2016

    Excellent salad! I will be making this again and again.

  • ReinaW
    Jan 19, 2015

    Love this!! Mozzarella is gluten-free....so, I loved it even more. Try to make it at least every other week.

  • Jodyand joe
    Aug 21, 2013

    This was wonderful, I used fresh produce from the garden and we cleaned the bowel out at supper. Big hit! Will definitely make it again!

  • cimdy
    Aug 21, 2013

    Omitted the olives and used red instead of green pepper (added sweetness). A delicious salad caprese in a bowl with the added crunch of cucumber!

  • feltlove2
    Aug 21, 2013

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  • Madlyn4
    Aug 21, 2013

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  • carolanne1210
    Aug 21, 2013

    Fresh and delicious...a perfect salad for a hot summer day!